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Meaning of "atelectasis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ATELECTASIS

New Latin, from Greek atelēs imperfect + ektasis extension.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ATELECTASIS

atelectasis  [ˌætəˈlɛktəsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATELECTASIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Atelectasis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ATELECTASIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

atelectasis

Atelectasis

Atelectasis is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest x-rays and other radiological studies. It may be caused by normal exhalation or by several medical conditions. Although frequently described as a collapse of lung tissue, atelectasis is not synonymous with a pneumothorax, which is a more specific condition that features atelectasis. Acute atelectasis may occur as a post-operative complication or as a result of surfactant deficiency. In premature neonates, this leads to infant respiratory distress syndrome.

Definition of atelectasis in the English dictionary

The definition of atelectasis in the dictionary is failure of the lungs to expand fully at birth. Other definition of atelectasis is collapse of the lung or a part of the lung, usually caused by bronchial obstruction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATELECTASIS


amebiasis
əmiːˈbaɪəsɪs
apocatastasis
ˌæpəʊkəˈtæstəsɪs
bronchiectasis
ˌbrɒŋkɪˈɛktəsɪs
candidiasis
ˌkændɪˈdaɪəsɪs
catastasis
kəˈtæstəsɪs
diastasis
daɪˈæstəsɪs
diocese
ˈdaɪəsɪs
emphasis
ˈɛmfəsɪs
entasis
ˈɛntəsɪs
epistasis
ɪˈpɪstəsɪs
epitasis
ɪˈpɪtəsɪs
giardiasis
ˌdʒaɪɑːˈdaɪəsɪs
hypostasis
haɪˈpɒstəsɪs
iconostasis
ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəsɪs
metamorphosis
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəsɪs
metastasis
mɪˈtæstəsɪs
protasis
ˈprɒtəsɪs
psoriasis
səˈraɪəsɪs
telangiectasis
tɪˌlændʒɪˈɛktəsɪs
transgenesis
trænzˈdʒɛnəsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATELECTASIS

atavist
atavistic
atavistically
ataxia
ataxic
ataxy
ATB
Atbara
ATC
ate
Atebrin
atechnic
atelectatic
ateleiosis
atelic
atelier
atemoya
atemporal
Aten
atenolol

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATELECTASIS

amoebiasis
anabasis
anastasis
antiperistasis
bacteriostasis
basis
cholestasis
ectasis
elephantiasis
haemostasis
hemostasis
homeostasis
homoeostasis
mydriasis
oasis
onchocerciasis
stasis
trial basis
trypanosomiasis
urolithiasis

Synonyms and antonyms of atelectasis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «atelectasis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATELECTASIS

Find out the translation of atelectasis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of atelectasis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «atelectasis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肺不张
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

atelectasia
570 millions of speakers

English

atelectasis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्वासरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انخماص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ателектаз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atelectasia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

atechnic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

atélectasie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Atechnic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Atelektase
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無気肺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무기폐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Atensik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xẹp phổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

atechnic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Atechnic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

atechnic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

atelettasia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niedodma
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ателектаз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atelectazie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ατελεκτασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

atelektase
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

atelektas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

atelektase
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of atelectasis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATELECTASIS»

The term «atelectasis» is normally little used and occupies the 111.925 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATELECTASIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about atelectasis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATELECTASIS»

Discover the use of atelectasis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to atelectasis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chest Radiology: The Essentials
FIGURE 11-2. Bibasilar resorptive atelectasis. AP chest radiograph shows abnormal opacity associated with air hronchograms (arrows) in the lower lobes. There are other areas of linear subsegmental atelectasis more superiorly in the lower ...
Jannette Collins, Eric J. Stern, 2012
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Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology
is a form of passive atelectasis in which an intrapul- monary mass compresses adjacent lung parenchyma; common causes include bullae, abscesses, and tumors. Processes resulting in parenchymal fibrosis reduce alveolar volume and  ...
William E. Brant, Clyde A. Helms, 2007
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Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing
Atelectasis refers to closure or collapse of alveoli and often is described in relation to x-ray findings and clinical signs and symptoms. Atelectasis may be acute or chronic and may cover a broad range of pathophysiologic changes, from mi- ...
Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare, Janice L. Hinkle, 2010
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Pathophysiology: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses
Atelectasis 4 Occurs when alveolar sacs or entire lung segments expand incompletely, producing partial or complete lung collapse 4 Allows unoxygenated blood to pass, resulting in hypoxia «• May be chronic or acute 4 Commonly occurs in ...
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005
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Pediatric Physical Therapy
the atelectasis is large. The trachea will deviate toward the involved lung because of volume loss, and a dull percussion note, which indicates an airless lung, will be present. By auscultation, breath sounds will be reduced or absent.
Jan Stephen Tecklin, 2008
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Professional Guide to Pathophysiology
Atelectasis occurs when the alveolar sacs or entire lung segments expand incompletely, producing a partial or complete lung collapse. This phenomenon removes certain regions of the lung from gas exchange, allowing unoxygenated blood ...
‎2010
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Radiology 101: The Basics & Fundamentals of Imaging
Bilateral discoid (plate-like) atelectasis. PA chest radiograph. The arrows indicate the typical appearance of regions of discoid atelectasis, which are commonly found in postoperative, post-trauma, severely ill, or debilitated patients. atelectasis ...
Wilbur L. Smith, 2013
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Essential Radiology: Clinical Presentation Pathophysiology ...
However, the right hilum is bulging laterally, indicating a mass. (B) After the atelectasis largely cleared, leaving only a residual platelike area of atelectasis, the right hilar mass is seen to better advantage. (C) A close-up view of the mediastinum ...
Richard B. Gunderman, 2011
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Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology
Adhesive Atelectasis Surfactant reduces the surface tension of alveolar fluid and tends to prevent lung collapse as the alveoli decrease in volume with expiration. Deficiency of surfactant allows alveoli to collapse, so-called adhesive atelectasis  ...
W. Richard Webb, Charles B. Higgins, 2011
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Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome
Atelectasis The term atelectasis is derived from the Greek words ateles and ektasis, which mean incomplete expansion. Atelectasis is defined as alveolar collapse with reduced intrapulmonary air. It is the most common postoperative ...
Mark F. Newman, Lee A. Fleisher, Mitchell P. Fink, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATELECTASIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term atelectasis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charge: Baby born in toilet, tossed from second-floor window
Congenital atelectasis occurs in fetuses or newborns when the lungs fail to expand at birth, according to the Mayo Clinic's website. This can be ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jun 15»
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Cookies on Pharmiweb.Com
... upper respiratory tract infection (8% vs 0%) oropharyngeal pain (8% vs 0%) atelectasis (8% vs 0%) and incision site erythema (19% vs 12%). «PharmiWeb.com, Jun 15»
3
Can oxygen hurt our patients?
One mechanism may be absorption atelectasis. Gas laws mandate that increases in the concentration of one gas will displace or lower the ... «EMS1.com, Jun 15»
4
GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) Gets FDA Approval For Breo Ellipta To …
... the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition that includes chronic bronchitis, atelectasis, and/or emphysema. «Bidness ETC, May 15»
5
Dolphin and Whale Researchers Will Use ndd Medical's PFT …
The answer could yield insights into human pulmonary disease processes as well as conditions like atelectasis (the partial or complete ... «Business Wire, Apr 15»
6
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: we can't miss regional lung …
Pronounced consolidation and/or atelectasis have been well documented in ARDS, but the contribution of regional perfusion to oxygenation ... «BMC Blogs Network, Mar 15»
7
Reduced pulmonary blood flow in regions of injury 2 hours after acid …
Lung atelectasis, alveolar edema, peribronchial hemorrhage, and neutrophil migration are consequences of an aspiration event [1],[2] and may ... «BMC Blogs Network, Mar 15»
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Preoperative Physical Therapy in the Elective Cardiac Surgery …
The authors noted that regardless, it was clear that preoperative physical therapy reduced atelectasis, pneumonia and postoperative length of ... «HCPLive, Mar 15»
9
Fraunhofer ITEM: In-vitro test methods in inhalation toxicology at …
... lung compliance and resistance, and formation of edema and atelectasis can be detected. Very useful tools for inhalation toxicity assessment ... «Business Wire, Mar 15»
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Fraunhofer ITEM Presenting Alternative Test Methods in Inhalation …
... lung compliance and resistance, and formation of edema and atelectasis can be detected. Very useful tools for inhalation toxicity assessment ... «Business Wire, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Atelectasis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/atelectasis>. Nov 2020 ».
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